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Will some applications be left with no Rule 6 EPC applicable following its amendment? Following my previous blog entry on the amended Rule 6 EPC, I have been made aware of a curiosity in the transitional provisions of the new Rule 6 EPC. Namely, the transitional provisions may, in principle, be interpreted as implying that no Rule 6 EPC will be applying to a certain category of European patent applications. Particularly, the two available wordings of the…